March 25, 2010

Flashback Friday – Easter Edition

Posted in Faith, Family at 10:06 pm by Stacy


Today we are flashing back to Easters past.   Head on over to Mocha With Linda to hear other people walk down memory lane.

What was Easter like when you were little? For example, did you receive a basket with toys and candy? Was the Easter Bunny part of your family’s celebration? Did your family integrate both secular and spiritual aspects of the day? Did you dye Easter eggs. . . .and did your family eat them afterwards? Did you usually get a new outfit? (Post a picture if you have one!) Does any Easter stand out particularly? You might also share how your Easter today is similar or different to your childhood.
Easter wasn’t anything exciting growing up.  There was a time when we did go to church on Easter Sunday, but for the most part it was just another Sunday with an Easter Basket in the morning.   We probably had an egg hunt, I really can’t remember.  We lived far away from family so there were never any huge family gatherings.  I would say growing up Easter had a more secular bent to it, yet we knew what the religious aspects were.   On the Easter Sundays we went to church we would get a new dress.

With our kids we attend church on Easter Sunday, but other than the significance of the day, it’s a typical Sunday for us – going to church.  Last year we made Resurrection cookies with the kids on Saturday night and it was so fun to see their reaction the next morning.  When we all wake up Bethel Daddy usually tells each of us “He has Risen” and we all answer “He has Risen indeed”
The kids get an basket full of candy and a few special items that we pick out.  Some years I buy a new dress or make a new dress for Bethel Girl but typically we don’t do the whole dress up super nice for Easter thing.  The week before Easter we have the Resurrection eggs that we get out and go over with the kids.   We really explain what is going on.   We dye eggs with them and typically we get together with other families from church and have a meal together.

I do have to make a confession though, there have been a few years where we have chosen not to go to Easter service if there is a musical going on.   The talent isn’t that great and it’s usually not the most fun to sit through.  On the years that happens we usually take a picnic and go for a hike and enjoy the spring weather if it is nice enough.


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5 Comments »

  1. I understand about wanting to worship with beautiful music, especially on Easter! This is an area I struggle with because we have a small church and sometimes the vocalists are distracting.

    Happy Easter!

  2. Robin said,

    All these Easter memories are wonderful! Have a blessed weekend and a wonderful Easter Season!

    Blessings
    R

  3. Joyce said,

    I used to enjoy doing the Resurrection eggs with my kids too…I left that out of my already too long post : )

    Happy Easter!

  4. skoots1mom said,

    BEAUTY is in the eye of the beholder…
    Making music to the Lord fro the heart is THE BEST…eveen when everyones ears may not be happy. I believe God hears the HEART first 🙂

  5. I enjoyed reading your flashback. I have heard of resurrection cookies – those are neat. And have you visited Barbara H’s flashback and seen the resurrection rolls?

    Blessings to you!


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